Washington Avenue Business Evicted After Wave of Police Calls
An Endicott store that officials said was involved in apparent criminal activity has been kicked out of the space it occupied on Washington Avenue.
Village Mayor LInda Jackson said Endicott Deli & Grocery was evicted following "a lot of police calls."
The mayor said the store on the corner of Washington Avenue and North Street had been the source of plenty of problems in recent years. She said the store had been suspected of illegally selling marijuana.
The business is said to have closed suddenly last week. Jackson said she was pleased "that store is out of there."
A man who works near the site said when the business shut down operations, it was "like a hurricane." He said merchandise was abruptly removed from the store and hauled away.
The man said there was a "constant influx of problems" caused by people who visited the business. Although the place is quiet for the time being, he said he's concerned that "something else is going to move in and cause similar problems."
The store at 2 Washington Avenue was directly across the street from the Huron Campus, near the building occupied by BAE Systems.
Although the merchandise was removed from the business, the closed store now is filled with debris.
Property listings indicate the building is owned by Next Level Mazel LLC of Orange County. Representatives of the owner could not be reached for comment.
The operators of Endicott Deli & Grocery could not be immediately identified.